Coronavirus fears are hurting Chicago's Chinatown businesses.

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Today Chicago health officials will seek to reassure the city's Chinese community that the risks from the corona virus are still very low city and county health officials will join the Chinatown chamber of commerce at eleven this morning at the public library twenty one hundred south went worth that but to Chinatown business owners say fears about the virus are already weakening sales there WGN's Pam Jones has that the streets and shops in Chinatown are normally bustling with air your residents and tourists but the area looks like a veritable ghost town during lunch since the spread of corona virus from Wuhan China some seven thousand miles away some restaurants here are reporting a fifty percent decline in traffic in some store managers say they drop in business is worse now than it was during the sars epidemic seventeen

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